Interact to Interoperate

Interact to Interoperate

Dr Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran was invited to attend the Interoperability of Metadata Standards in Cross Domain Science Health and Social Science Applications workshop, which was held in October 2018 in the Schloss Dagstuhl, Leibniz Center for Informatics, in Wadern, Germany.

Alejandra attended the workshop in connection with her Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship, where her interests are software engineering and data science, knowledge management (including ontologies/semantic web/linked data) and data standards.

There were 24 attendees at the workshop, including experts in metadata standards as well as research specialists involved in three pilot projects from the Data Integration Initiative, which is run by CODATA (Committee on Data of the International Science Council). These pilot projects provided the motivation and goal to achieve interoperability among the different metadata standards.

Following the workshop, Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran has written a blog post on the Software Sustainability Institute website addressing the following questions; what is interoperability? What are metadata standards? Which ones were considered during the workshop? What are the pilot projects about? How can interoperability help the pilot projects? What is the experience of attending a Dagstuhl workshop?

You can read Alejandra's blog post here.